Our school competes in a number of sporting events throughout the school year, a short report of each of these events can be found below. Some of the reports are written by the children themselves!
Photos from these events can be viewed in the Sports Gallery
Kenway Cup - Quarter Final
After progressing to the knockout stages of the Kenway Cup, St. Catherine's faced Charmouth Primary School for a place in the Semi-Final. St. Catherine's started well and were unlucky not to go infront early on as a shot fired into the post. It wasn't until midway through the first half that the deadlock was broken, Charmouth intercepting a St. Catherine's corner at the near post and counter attacking quickly before slotting the ball into the bottom corner. The game was equally balanced at half time, with St. Catherine's doing all they could to try and break through the resilient defence. As the second half kicked off everyone knew the next goal would be crucial, unfortunately it feel to Charmouth when a smart short corner caught the home team off-guard. With nothing left to lose St. Catherine's threw all their men forward so try and make a comeback. Although that pressing left them short at the back and Charmouth snuck in a third goal before full time to win 0-3.
Year 3/4 Tennis Competition
On Thursday 4th May, 4 Year 3 students and 4 Year 4 students made their way to Colfox Academy for the School Games tennis tournament. An excellent morning of Tennis was had by all, with each team playing a match against every other school and also participating in a range of skills games with the Sports Leaders. Our team of Maisie, Alfie, Emily and Archie performed superbly and won the competition! They will now go onto the finals to play for a pace at the Dorset School Games.
Kenway Cup - Round 1, Game 3
St. Catherine's hosted Salway Ash for their third and final Kenway Cup group game. Both teams had won one and lost one in their previous games, meaning that the winner of this game would progress into the next round in second place. St. Catherine's started strong, attacking from kick off and were rewarded with an early goal from Alfie after a good pass out of defence from Jack. They quickly found themselves 2-0 up, although Salway Ash quickly hit back with a superb lobbed goal. Both teams had good chances before captain Freddy extended the home teams lead before half time. The visitors started the second half well and were the next to score with a shot from distance that deflected up and over Oakley in goal. With the score set at 3-2, the next goal would be crucial to the outcome of the match. St. Catherine's got it to make the score 4-2 before Joshie knocked in the 5th goal to round of a good performance.
Kwik Cricket Festival
10 Year 3 and 4 children joined 8 other schools at Colfox Academy for their cricket skills festival. The whether was kind to us and allowed a full days activities outside. The children completed 3 skills workshops in the morning, these were lead by Colfox sports leaders and covered batting, bowling and throwing. In the afternoon the children took part in a game of cricket where they had a chance to test the skills they had learnt. This was a very enjoyable day arranged by the Dorset Cricket Board and delivered by Colfox Academy.
Primary Cross-Country Relays
This was the final cross-country event of the year, 8 of the St. Catherine's cross-country team made their way up to Colfox Academy for this race. This was not a straight forward race with the children being grouped into 2 teams of 4 for a relay format. Each children would run 2 laps of the course before tagging their team mate who would do the same. Maisie (A) and Emily (B) started the run strongly for St. Catherines, Maisie held her position just behind the leader with Emily just behind her. Maisie handed over to Freddy and Emily to Jonny as the 2nd leg began, Jonny started to close the gap to Freddy. Freddy tagged Beth and Jonny tagged Pippa, both girls were able to hold the gap to the team in front. This meant that as the 4th runners started their laps we had a chance to get both teams into the top 3. Oakley led the A team into the final 2 laps, he quickly reeled in the leader, passed them and finished 1st. Alfie was just unable to get past the 3rd place runner and finished in 4th.
Both teams had an excellent run and won the best A and B team trophies.
St. Catherine's attended the schools Tag-Rugby tournament hosted by Bridport Rugby Club. The team played some excellent rugby and were crowned champions. They will now go onto another event in Bournemouth to represent West Dorset in the Dorset School Games Rugby Festival. Well done to all the team!
Kenway Cup - Round 1, Game 2
St. Catherines played Burton Bradstock school in their 2nd group game of this years Kenway Cup. A good start from both teams meant chances were soon coming, although good goalkeeping kept the score at 0-0. St. Catherine's were the first to score with Alfie taking over from good work by Callum and getting the ball into the net via a deflection. Although this lead would last long, with a long shot from Burton finding the back of the net. Burton were the next to score, turing their 1-0 deficit into a 1-2 lead. The ball dropped into the box from a corner and reacting first the Burton striker poked the ball home. St. Catherine's came on the attack, looking to equal the scores. A hopeful ball into the box was met with a defenders hand and a penalty was awarded. Captain Freddy stepped up and smashed the ball into the net to draw the scores level. This lead to an entertaining second half, with both teams creating lots of chances. It was only the work of the superb goalkeepers keeping the scores level. St. Catherine's kept pushing to find the winner, a second penalty was given when a ball into the box again found a defenders hand. Freddy stepped up once more and calmly slotted the ball into the net to clinch the game 3-2. This really was a thrilling end to an already exciting match with both teams giving their all. St. Cath's move into their 3rd and final fixture knowing that only victory will confirm their continuation in the tournament.
Beaminster Primary Cross-Country Race 2
The St. Catherine's Cross-Country Team travelled to Beaminster Secondary school on the afternoon of 8th February to take part in the 2nd Primary School Cross-Country race of the year. The runners showed excellent determination to battle wet and muddy conditions and get around the course, with all 17 runners completing the race. The girls raced first, Maisie and Beth stuck together the whole way round with Beth pulling away in the final straight to gain 2nd place. Next came the boys race, with some excellent results, Oakley led from start to finish to pick up his second race win. Freddy gained 3rd place, Alfie, Jonny and Euan came 6th, 7th and 9th respectively to place 5 of our boys in the top 10. Our Boys A team finished first overall, with the Boys B team collecting the best placed B team trophy. The Girls B team finished 3rd overall. This was a fantastic effort from all the team in tough counditions, well done everyone!
Kenway Cup - Round 1, Game 1
St. Catherine's welcomed Thorners school on Wednesday 28th January for both schools first game in this years Kenway Cup. Both teams started well, but it was Thorners who got the first goal. The away team then grabbed 2 more quick goals to put them into a 3 goal lead. This brought a response from St. Catherine's who pulled a goal back following an excellent run from Oakley. St Catherine's could have levelled things up had it not been for the superb Thorners' goalkeeper. However, it was Thorners who scored next to put this into a 4-1 lead at half time. St. Catherine's came out much stronger in the second half. Although they still couldn't find a way past the visiting keeper. A superb defensive and goalkeeping performance from Jack, Euan and Josh respectively only allowed 1 goal passed in the second half. The game finished 1-5, with Thorners earning a well deserved victory. St. Catherine's look forward to their second game knowing what they need to do to up their performance and earn a victory.
Colfox Primary Cross-Country Race 1
On Wednesday 11th January, the St. Catherines Cross-Country team made the short trip up to Colfox school to compete in the Colfox School Primary Race. It was a beautiful day which meant the children were able to run the full course. Both teams were warmed up by their coach Maddy Herbert before girls ran their race first. Maisie came 3rd in the girls race and the Girls A team came 3rd overall. We did very well in the boys race, we had 6 boys finish in the top 10, including Oakley, who won, and Freddy who came 3rd. The Boys A team came 1st overall and the Boys B team were the highest placed B team.
Well done all! An amazing effort!
Colmers Hill Cross-Country Race
Written by Maisie-Grace
On Saturday 19th of October St Catherine’s took part in the Colmers Hill run. I took part in it myself and it was very hard. We raced against 50 girls. Also there was a boy’s race and Oakley was first in sight but when he got to the funnel a boy over took him and he just came second. After that all the schools went down to Symondsbury School where the winners were announced. Oakley and Freddy came 2nd and 3rd in the boys race and Boys A team came first overall. The girls A team came second. That was the third year running we have won the boys race!
Quicksticks Hockey Festival
Written by Poppy and Frankie
We (Year 3) went to Colfox and we played hockey with our class. We were split into groups and played different games with other schools. We had lots of fun with the people at Colfox and we learnt to hold a hockey stick. We learnt some tricks in hockey so we could play with our friends.
It was amazing!
Bronze Sports Ambassadors
Written by Maisy, Zachary, Beth and George
On Tuesday 8th October, 8 of us from Year 5 went to Redlands Sports centre in Weymouth. They were Maisy, Zachary, Beth, George, Jonny, Zak, Maddison and Gracie. We did 3 different workshops and in one of them we made our own game, it was really fun. In another workshop we had to think of something we could do in school, we chose a wake and shake club. We all did a planning sheet for our game and we will talk with Mr Toohill and Mrs Guppy to try and get our idea running in school.
The whole day was amazing! We are now Bronze Sports Ambassadors!